The Kalamazoo College Men’s Basketball Team are still searching for their first MIAA win of the season after their second pair of conference matchups this past week. On Wednesday January 13 the Hornets travelled to Albion where they fell 83-67. This was despite a 30 point 7 rebound effort from first year Demarco Dickerson K’19. It was a new career high for Dickerson, who continues to show his natural athletic abilities as the team continues to play more games.
The Hornets then returned home on Saturday January 16 to face the Comets of Olivet. After trailing by as much as 20 points in the first half, the Hornets used a momentum swinging put-back dunk from Dickerson, along with a trio of and-one baskets from Mike Oravetz K’16 and Josh Miller K’17 to fight back to within four points with under four minutes to go. However, despite the comeback effort, they eventually could not recover, losing 79-72.
The Hornets go on the road twice in a row now, to face rivals Calvin (Wednesday January 20th) and Hope (Saturday January 23rd).
Through four MIAA contests, Dickerson leads the team with 23 points per game, followed by Chase Baysdell K’17 with 13 ppg. Baysdell also adds 9.8 rebounds per game.
The Women’s Basketball Team followed up their first home MIAA win of the season by defeating St. Mary’s 71-60 Wednesday January 13th. The Hornets were led by senior point guard Kelsey Adamski K ’16, who tallied 24 points and added 6 assists. Emily Kozal K’18 also scored 17 points to go along with a team high 7 rebounds.
The Hornets played again on Saturday January 16 against nationally ranked Hope. Kozal led the Hornets in scoring on Saturday, but the Hornets fell on the road 104-64 to #5 Hope.
The Women’s Basketball Team finishes the week with an overall record of 3-5 in the MIAA.
Junior Grace Smith K’17 leads the Hornets in scoring this season with 14.4 ppg, followed by Emily Kozal at 12.7 ppg.
The women return home on Wednesday January 20 to face off against Rochester College, before hitting the road for Grand Rapids, Mich. to resume conference play against Calvin on January 23.